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posted in November 2008
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Blockbuster Takes On Netflix, Apple With Direct-To-TV Player
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
To lure customers, Blockbuster is offering the player at no charge for people who rent 25 online Blockbuster movies in advance for $99.
Dell Adds 3G Option For Mini 9 Netbook
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
The device, powered by AT&T in the United States, supports download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 Mbps.
IBM Launches New Cloud Computing Services
Commentary  |  11/25/2008  | 
IBM has announced new services aimed at helping businesses take advantage of cloud computing. And small- and midsize-business owners that have been thinking about making the leap to the cloud will be most interested in the industry-specific consulting service that assesses the cost of building a cloud.
Fewer Than Half Of Available PCs Reused
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Transportation costs, import tariffs, and environmental legislation are among the hindrances cited by refurbished PC exporters.
Cisco Joins HP In New Year's Cost-Cutting Shutdown
News  |  11/25/2008  | 
Except for some critical teams like technical assistance, channel partner, and customer product ordering, Cisco will close shop later this year.
Service-Level Agreements Come Of Age
Features  |  11/25/2008  | 
With the right tools, processes, and planning, SLAs can keep everyone -- even IT -- happy.
Microsoft's Virtualization Chief: Watch For Us In The Cloud
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
Microsoft is positioning its Hyper-V hypervisor and Virtual Machine Manager component of Microsoft's System Center for on premises and in the cloud support.
HP Laptops, Services Boost Quarterly Revenue
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
Dell, on the other hand, recently reported a 3% drop in revenue for the same period to $15.16 billion, while its profits fell 5% to $727 million.
SAP CEO: SaaS Hurts Our Profits
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
The company has readied version 2.0 of Business ByDesign, but a broad-market push is too costly for SAP, incoming chief executive Leo Apotheker said.
Small-Town Tech Firm Reversing Outsourcing Tide
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
Eleutian Technology, based in rural Wyoming, is poised to do big business teaching English to Korean and Chinese students over the Internet.
Nokia To Launch MVNO In Japan
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
The cell phone manufacturing giant is hoping to boost its miniscule market share in Japan with a high-end mobile phone service.
Smartphone Business Apps On The Rise
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
One factor, according to J. Gold Associates, is that access to corporate applications from smartphones is expected to rise 71% in one year and 196% in three years.
Job Cuts At Akamai, Despite Net Usage Gains
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
Growth was driven by new undersea cable links, the launch of many global WiMax networks, and new fiber-to-the-premises services.
Verizon Looks To Steal iPhone's Thunder With BlackBerry Storm
News  |  11/21/2008  | 
The Storm has many features that are similar to or better than Apple's handset, and Verizon's aggressively pricing it to hold onto subscribers.
Google Crowdsources YouTube Support
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
YouTube is looking for users willing to make a video to explain topics such as Editing my video, Customizing channels, and Transferring from camera to computer.
T-Mobile, Yahoo Partner On Web2go Mobile Search
News  |  11/20/2008  | 
The Yahoo service will be available on most of T-Mobile's new phones, including handsets made by Motorola, Nokia, Research In Motion, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson.
Adobe Flash Hits Home Run With MLB
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
During the 2008 season, the site presented video in standard-definition TV quality at 1.2 Mbps in 16-by-9 widescreen format.
YouTube Live Event Streamed From Virgin Airline
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The demonstration will launch the airline's beta test of its Gogo in-flight Internet service.
Verizon-Alltel Merger Nearly Done, U.S. Cellular Next?
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The sixth largest cell phone provider has 6.2 million subscribers and uses the same CDMA infrastructure utilized by Verizon and Alltel, making an acquisition relatively easy.
CA To Overhaul Big Iron With Mainframe 2.0
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
The management company claims mainframes can represent only half the cost of distributed client-server architecture for light workloads.
Yahoo CEO Casts Departure In Positive Light, Lists Successes
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
Jerry Yang praises the company's tangible progress, despite a tough external environment, and says he'll "always bleed purple."
Image Gallery: How Tech Tools Are Saving Great Works Of Art
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
New labs at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center employ high- and low-tech tools from Microsoft Windows and Gmail, to specialized lighting, an electron microscope, and a room-sized X-ray machine.
Red Hat CEO Whitehurst Talks About Slowdown, Virtualization, Linux
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
In an exclusive interview, Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst opens up about the open source software firm's short-term prospects in troubled times and longer-term opportunities for growth.
Amazon Brings PayGo Pricing To Content Delivery
Commentary  |  11/18/2008  | 
Amazon's pulls back the curtain on another component of its increasingly broad cloud computing services with the beta release of the CloudFront CDN. Content delivery networks are hardly new, but CloudFront's accessible pricing structure makes it particularly appealing to growing businesses that can't or won't enter into long-term contracts.
AT&T Intros LG Incite Smartphone In U.S.
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
The handset has a 3-inch touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi, document editing, 3G connectivity, and GPS with navigational abilities.
Got IT Secrets? This Web Site Will Reward You Handsomely
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
Article One Partners is encouraging people to contribute their knowledge of "prior art" of important intellectual property.
Capgemini Sharpens Cloud Consulting With Amazon Deal
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
The company also launched a new group, the Cloud Computing Center of Excellence, that will help businesses evaluate and implement cloud services and offer cloud consulting.
Hurtful Google Docs Study Tied To Ex-Microsoft Employees
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
The ClickStream report suggests that a mere 1% of U.S. adult Internet users used Google Docs, while Microsoft Office is in use by more than 50% of adult U.S. Internet users.
Domino's Offers Pizza Through TiVo Service
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
TiVo subscribers can set up user names and passwords on Dominos.com, which will enable them to place orders through their TVs using only an account number.
Mobile TV Sees Little U.S. Interest
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
Adoption is at only 1% because of limited channels and poor networks, but a JupiterResearch report shows interest in watching recorded content on mobile handsets is on the rise.
Web Site Aggregates Google's 70 Blogs For Easy Viewing
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
The man behind Beyond Search's Overflight tool believes one simple aggregated site will appeal to users who don't have the inclination or time to plod through blogs.
Qualcomm To Use Skyhook For Hybrid Wi-Fi Positioning
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
Skyhook's software WPS detects Wi-Fi access points and then compares them against a database of geo-located points.
Microsoft Releases SharePoint, Exchange As A Service
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
More than 7,000 companies and organizations signed up to participate in the multitenant beta for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.
Nokia CEO Sees Symbian As Catalyst For U.S. Market
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
Compared with Google's fledgling Android operating system, Symbian's 10 years of solid development will let it capture more U.S. handsets, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo says.
CA Unveils Cloud Management Strategy, SaaS Unit
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
CA unveiled Monday a cloud computing strategy that includes management as a service and management of third party cloud computing environments such as Amazon's EC2.
Nokia Expects Shipments To Drop
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
The world's No. 1 handset maker said it now estimates that fourth-quarter mobile device volumes will be about 330 million devices -- down slightly from its earlier estimates.
CTIA Drops Open Requirement Lawsuits
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
The wireless industry group had been suing to see if the FCC had the authority to require open access on the C block 700-MHz spectrum.
Sun To Cut 18% Of Jobs, Reorganize Software Business
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
Rich Green, executive VP for software since 2006, will leave the company, and the company's software operations would be divided between two new groups now focused on open source products.
Qualcomm Refocuses On Mobile Banking, TV
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
MediaFLO and Firethorn technologies are the short-term strategies for the company while it develops its LTE infrastructure and its Snapdragon platform for wireless.
VoiceCon Review: IT, Communications Can Help Weather Economic Storm
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Unified communications, Microsoft, videoconferencing, cost savings, and the slowing economy dominated industry leaders' conversations in San Francisco this week.
ICANN Shutting Down EstDomains Nov. 24
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Widely regarded as a haven for spammers and cybercriminals, EstDomains must now designate a recipient for the 281,000 domain registrations it manages.
BlackBerry Storm Gets Release Date, Price
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
Verizon is taking the iPhone 3G head on by offering the first touch-screen BlackBerry while it tries to keep subscribers from defecting to AT&T's network.
Startup Of The Week: Enomaly
Features  |  11/13/2008  | 
Enomaly makes it possible to create cloud-like environments in corporate data centers.
Vodafone Sees Euro 1 Billion In Cost Cuts
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
However, CEO Vittorio Colao said his company is still pursuing growth opportunities in total communications specifically mobile data, enterprise and broadband.
Hyperic To Monitor Amazon Cloud From The Inside
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
The software will be installed as an Amazon Machine Image, a virtual machine file format based on Xen, and made available on Amazon's DevPay service.
Oracle Offers Web 2.0 'Gadgets' For Siebel, On Demand CRM
News  |  11/12/2008  | 
Oracle also said Siebel 8.1.1 will be the second major upgrade to Siebel's flagship CRM software since it was acquired more than two years ago.
IBM CEO Touts Smart Systems, Efficient Infrastructure
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
Supply chain inefficiencies cost the consumer products and retail industries an estimated $40 billion annually, or 3.5% of sales, IBM's Sam Palmisano pointed out.
SAP Taps Former Oracle Exec Wookey To Head SaaS For Large Companies
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
Henning Kagermann indicated SAP's SaaS for large companies will look more like Microsoft's "software plus services" approach than Salesforce.com's "no software" tactic.
HP To Sell NetSuite's Online Business Apps To SMBs
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
Under the deal, Salesforce.com customers would swap their software-as-a-service vendor's sales force automation product for NetSuite's customer relationship management service called CRM+.
Clearwire Prepares For Nationwide WiMax Launch
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
The company and its partners have been testing a mobile WiMax deployment in Portland, Ore., and are preparing to go live with that network early next year.
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